Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has announced via his official Twitter page that he’s set to retire from football at the end of the season.
The former Chelsea star has been one of the finest ‘keepers of the Premier League era, but will now hang up his gloves after a long and successful career in English football.
— Petr Cech (@PetrCech) January 15, 2019
Cech first moved to the Premier League when he joined Chelsea from Rennes in 2004, and he was an instant hit on these shores with a title win in his first season with the Blues.
The former Czech Republic international continued to shine for the west London giants, winning another three league titles alongside triumphs in the League Cup, the FA Cup, Europa League, and, most notably, the 2012 Champions League final.
Cech fell out of favour towards the end of his time with Chelsea, and joined rivals Arsenal in 2015, though he has never quite been his old self in his few seasons at the Emirates Stadium.
Still, a towering figure on and off the pitch, Cech will leave behind a great legacy and is sure to go down as one of the finest players to grace the top flight.